Bushfire forum for Outdoor Activities – 21st September

Message from Outdoor Recreation Centre

As we are all very aware, Victoria’s bushfires triggered widespread and ongoing cancellations and postponements of outdoor programs, activities and camps. In order to help us ensure that the Industry Recovery Plan continues to be effective and relevant the Outdoor Industry Taskforce is holding a ‘Pre Season’ forum for anyone likely to have to consider bushfire risk. 
Providers of outdoor activities, camps, outdoor education programs, clubs, training providers and any interested parties are invited to participate in this forum.
Time:                    10am – 2pm Monday 21st September
Place:                    The Outdoor Recreation Centre, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe. Melways Ref 33G1.
10.00am               Welcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Report on achievements of Outdoor Industry Taskforce (OIT) to date
Recap on why we’re here(What do we need to do to prepare for the coming fire season?)                                          Tony Carden
10.30am               Scenarios: Managing fire risk for outdoor activity providers                                                                                                          DSE & CFA
11.30am               Severe Weather Risk Management document – the fire component. What does it recommend, Q&A                      Don MacDowell, Gordon Duff & OIT members
12.30pm               Lunch  NB – reply or go hungry! RSVP here
1.15pm                 Insurance industry presentation and Q & A                                                                                                                                          David Petherick
1.30                        Severe Weather Risk Management document – other severe weather                                                                                  Don MacDowell, Gordon Duff & OIT members
2.00pm                 Finish
Please RSVP here.
Greg Andrews
Membership Manager
Outdoor Recreation Centre – Victoria – Inc